Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/02/16

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Subject: [Leica] Borders bankruptcy
From: jshul at (Jim Shulman)
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:41:05 -0500
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Maybe Borders will convert those 30% of stores into camera shops
specializing in film cameras, film, and related equipment.

Pass the bong.

Jim Shulman
Wynnewood, PA

-----Original Message-----
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[ at] On Behalf Of J.
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:31 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Borders bankruptcy

I'm pretty sure that Borders and Amazon got divorced a year or so ago. 

Hey, I'm all for e-commerce. Amazon vs. Borders? 

Amazon: no sales tax 
Borders: I pay sales tax 

Amazon: killer discount pricing 
Borders: nearly always significantly higher than Amazon unless I luck out
with a coupon 

Amazon: books usually arrive pristine 
Borders: books frequently show shelf wear (and tear) 

With "free" (really $75/year flat rate) 2nd day shipping from Amazon,
there's a lot to like about buying from them. Plus, as I mentioned, if I
can't browse physically, I will spend less. Yay budget - more cash for
cameras. ;-) 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John McMaster" <john at> 
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at> 
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:40:38 PM 
Subject: Re: [Leica] Borders bankruptcy 

I think all Borders mail order (or on-line) business for the past few years 
was carried out by Amazon.... 


> -----Original Message----- 
> The mother of the manager of the local Borders store told me 2 years 
> ago that if you went to the store here and they didn't have your book 
> in stock they ordered it from ... Amazon. 
> On Feb 16, 2011, at 11:17 AM, J. Newell wrote: 
> > I think the issue is not so much that paper books are going away (not 
> yet?), but that the brick & mortar distribution channel is in danger of 
> going away. We will be reduced to buying through e-tailers if that 
> happens. One thing I know, speaking for myself - I will wind up buying 
> fewer books. The percentage of book purchases I make that are 
> attributable to picking up a display copy in the local Borders store is 
> very high. YMMV, however. 
> > 

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